ATANU BHUYAN: A BRIEF PROFILE

Atanu Bhuyan first started writing suspense stories for various magazines --- notable among them being 'Rahashya', 'Trishul' and 'Atanka' --- penning down more than a hundred stories in no time. As days rolled on, he shifted gears, and began focusing on writing for newspapers and periodicals. While he was still a college student, Atanu Bhuyan started working as a correspondent for two newspapers --- the prestigious 'Dainik Janambhumi' published from Jorhat and the biweekly 'Purbanchal' with its head office in Guwahati.

After completing his graduation, he shifted base to Guwahati and got himself enrolled at Gauhati University as a student of the economics department. A day after taking admission at Gauhati University, he was absorbed into the 'Purbanchal Prahari', a hindi newspaper published from Guwahati, as one of its staff reporters. After his stint with 'Purbanchal Prahari', Atanu Bhuyan joined 'Ajir Batori', an Assamese daily, as a staff reporter and was later promoted to the rank of executive editor of the daily. Bhuyan was now beginning to carve out a niche for himself in the world of mainstream journalism in Assam. However, he left his job with 'Ajir Batori' to launch his own news portal --- www.assamlive.com. In fact www.assamlive.com was the first news portal of Assam. Soon after its launch, www.assamlive.com became very popular and most of the front line newspapers of Assam began carrying some of the 'exclusive' stories that appeared in the portal.

By now, Atanu Bhuyan was growing in stature and reputation. He joined 'Asomiya Khabar' as the newspaper's founder editor. Under his leadership skills, 'Asomiya Khabar' soon became one of the most widely-circulated newspapers of the state, that too in a very short spell of time. In fact, Atanu Bhuyan introduced a new trend in newspapers while he was editor of 'Asomiya Khabar'. At a time when most dailies devoted much space to local stories in the front page, he started a revolutionary trend and began promoting international stories in the first page. Atanu Bhuyan left 'Asomiya Khabar' to join 'Dainik Batori' as editor for a brief period of six months. And then came the switch to visual media as he joined NEWS LIVE as its editor-in-chief. His leadership abilities, dynamism and outright outlook has helped NEWS LIVE climb the pillars of success. NEWS LIVE under him has become the most-watched news channel not only in Assam but across the northeast as well as other states in India.